Based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name, “Pet Sematary” opens in 2019.
It earned an outstanding $700 million at the box office, making the Andy Muschietti-directed “can’t sleep, clown’ll eat me” creep-fest the highest-grossing horror film of all-time. Paramount Pictures hopes to find a similar amount of financial success with another movie based on a Stephen King novel.
King published Pet Sematary in 1983, and six years later, it was turned into a moderately terrifying movie (which I watched when I was way too young — I’m still wary of high-speed trucks), followed by a terrible sequel. Now it’s being remade with Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer behind the camera, and a script from Jeff Buhler ( The Midnight Meat Train), and based on the trailer above, the new Pet Sematary is going for A Quiet Place meets creepy kids meets evil cats (so, every cat) vibe. Plus, John Lithgow as Jud Crandall. That’s good casting.
Here’s the official plot synopsis.
Pet Sematary, which also stars Jason Clarke, opens on April 5,2019.